The Parisian Christmas Bake Off: First edition

By Jenny Oliver

Published: December 2013

ISBN: 9781472073761

  • 'You know you're in for a treat when you open a Jenny Oliver book' Debbie Johnson

    Welcome to the most celebrated patisserie competition in Paris – ready, steady, bake!

    Watching snowflakes settle on the Eiffel Tower, Rachel Smithson’s cosy English village feels very far way – as, thankfully, does her commitment-phobic ex, probably already kissing someone else under the mistletoe. But Rachel hasn’t come to Paris to mope she’s come to bake. Hard.

    Because the search for Paris’s next patisserie apprentice is about to begin! And super-chef judge Henri Salernes is an infamously tough cookie. But Rachel isn’t about to let her confidence (or pastry) crumble. She’s got one week, mounds of melt-in-the-mouth macaroons and towers of perfect profiteroles to prove that she really is a star baker.

    As well as clouds of flour, and wafts of chocolate and cinnamon, there’s definitely a touch of Christmas magic in the air… Rachel hasn’t come to Paris looking for a fairy-tale romance, but the city of love might gift-wrap her one anyway…

    Not even a dusting of icing sugar could make The Parisian Christmas Bake Off a more perfect Christmas treat!

    Praise for Jenny Oliver

    'I thoroughly enjoyed this book it had a sprinkling of festivity, a touch of romance and a glorious amount of mouth-watering baking!' – Rea Book Review

    'With gorgeous descriptions of Paris, Christmas, copious amounts of delicious baking that’ll make your mouth water, and lots and lots of snow – what more could you ask for from a Christmas novel!' – Bookboodle

    'The baking part of the book is incredibly well written; fans of The Great British Bake Off will not be disappointed to see all their favourites in here! This is a lovely little read that is perfect for the festive period!' – Hanging on Every Word

    'What a fun Christmas story! I loved the sound of this one and it was just as scrumptious as I had hoped!' – Fabulous Book Fiend

    'This is a festive read, but could equally be enjoyed at any time of the year - a lovely story to read with a huge cup of hot chocolate. And of course, a large wedge of cake.' – Books with Bunny

    '…it was everything I enjoy. Oliver did a wonderful job of allowing us to immerse ourselves in the lives of the pair, she created characters that were likeable and well rounded…I couldn’t find a single flaw in the book.' – 5* stars from Afternoon Bookery to The Little Christmas Kitchen

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